Jennifer Paprotna | Manager, Strategic Alliances


Jennifer Paprotna

Jen joined Water.org from Grameen America, where she served as Director of Major Gifts and Partnerships. She was charged with formulating a new strategy on individual giving as well as cultivating support from foundations. Prior to Grameen America, she worked at RESULTS, where she held multiple roles. As Senior Policy Associate, she led global microfinance and education policy and assisted on global health policy, and developed and executed strategies to influence funding and policy from the US government, IFIs, and multilateral partnerships. As Development Manager, she expanded and restructured the development team and annually increased revenue. She also led US congressional and donor visits to countries in Asia and Africa to visit programs and meet with local implementers.

Commitment to Water.org

Access to safe water and the dignity of a toilet has a life-changing and life-saving impact on so many lives in so many ways. After traveling throughout Asia and Africa to visit microfinance institutions and other NGOs serving the poor, I realized how important it is that our support be country-driven and country-led so that we create an empowering and sustainable solution. I love that Water.org builds the capacity of local organizations and provides people with not just access to water and sanitation, but also with hope for a brighter, healthier future. Water.org is one of the most innovative, effective, and sustainable organizations I’ve come across in my career. I’m thrilled to share our amazing work with others and create new partnerships so that together we can accelerate the end of the water crisis.

Education

B.A., Government and Comparative Politics, Georgetown University

M.A., International Affairs, The George Washington University

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